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Helping Families Help Themselves


Families Forward, founded in 1984, is a non-profit organization committed to helping local Orange County families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our programs help families gain the skills and tools they need to stabilize, and regain or maintain their self-sufficiency and provide stability for their children.

At one time or another any family may find itself in need of some form of support. Families Forward is here to help; click here or call 949-552-2727 to Let Us Help.


A single mother of four children came to Families Forward in dire need of help. While the mother was completing her program registration form, a Families Forward employee explained all of the services available to her and her children, including the Food Pantry. Instantly, the woman’s 5 year old son tugged on the staff member’s sweater and asked if Families Forward would really be able to help them. After easing the boy’s concerns he responded by saying, “I’m a big boy and I understand that sometimes there isn’t going to be dinner but my little brother who’s only 3 doesn’t understand that.”

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 9AM-5PM and Fridays 9AM-1PM

Address:
8 Thomas
Irvine, CA 92618

Phone:
(949) 552-2727



Families Forward continually earns Charity Navigator’s top 4-Star rating, placing our agency among the top 6% of charities nationwide.



Through Families Forward’s careful management of resources, an extensive volunteer corps, and thousands of food and product donations, 87% of all financial contributions directly fund programs and services to client families.



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Important Announcements


NEW!

Thanksgiving and Adopt-a-Family Donor Sign-Ups

Thanksgiving and Adopt-a-Family Volunteer Interest Form

Sign-ups for our Thanksgiving and Adopt-a-Family programs are now open! Help us provide local families in need with meals for Thanksgiving, and/or adopt a family for the holidays! Click the links below for more information on how to get involved.

ThanksgivingAdopt-a-Family

Holiday Volunteer Interest Form


Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill partners with Families Forward

Print this flyer and present it at any listed participating Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill location to receive a meal for a $5 donation to Families Forward any time in October!


Job Launch Workshops

If you are interested in attending one of our free job launch workshops, please view our
workshop page.


Families Forward's Annual Report

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Host a Food Drive for Families Forward

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To donate food items please visit our donations page below:
Food Donations Page


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Last Updated: 10/3/2014